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Tephrosia bidwillii Benth.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Tephrosia bidwillii Benth. APNI*

Description: Erect subshrub to 40 cm high.

Leaves 8–14 cm long; leaflets mostly 7–11 (3–5 on lower leaves), narrow-elliptic to narrow-lanceolate, 20–70 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, apex acute, upper surface glabrous, lower surface with appressed hairs; petiole 15–30 mm long; stipules subulate, spreading.

Racemes terminal, up to c. 30 cm long. Calyx 4–5 mm long, pubescent; teeth subulate, 2–3 mm long. Corolla c. 10 mm long, pink to pale mauve.

Pod linear, ± compressed, 3–5 cm long, c. 4 mm wide; sparsely to densely hairy. Scattered in sclerophyll forest; not common, north from Kempsey.


Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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